Spring Creek Ice

Here's an image of ice forming on Stalker Creek. The rich colors in the water are quite a contrast to the shelf ice and the blanket of winter-white snow on the ground.  Stalker Creek along with Grove Creek forms Silver Creek.  Generally the closer to the source of the spring the more constant the year round temps are and it is not very often that Silver Creek in the Nature Conservancy section gets ice all the way across the surface.  The ice on Stalker Creek where I took the image below had only crept out 10 or so inches at the most.  We received about 7" more inches of snow today and it has, as I write this, cleared up and the temps have dropped.